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    Default electric powered jet?

    I didnt want to muddy up the toyota thread so I thought I'd start a new one with this. Check out this electric powered drag bike. Makes one wonder if it could ever be implimented into what we do. Pretty strange to see the burnout & staging without any engine sounds.

    Or maybe this dragster
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    My guess would be is you would make the boat soo heavy it would not run the motor would probly be about the same weight as a bbc but you would have to weigh it down with batterys.... Unless you used lithium polymer or lithium ion batterys and then u would be sitting in a 100+ mph floating bomb

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    Just coat the whole top of the boat with Soyndra solar cells......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorrider View Post
    Just coat the whole top of the boat with Soyndra solar cells......
    Are they still making those?

    There was an electric boat at the kilo record trials in northern calif. a few years back that flipped and subbed, and didn't have a kill switch. The thing ran around under water for quite awhile before the batteries finally went dead. It was pretty funny to watch. It didn't go fast enough under water to be a big safety threat, but I think they learned a little about letting electric boats run without some sort of kill switch.

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    Still 2 problems with electric jets:

    1. Electric motors make all their torque off idle (or what would be idle in a gas motor) which is opposite of what a jet needs.
    2. Either huge weight/room penalty, or VERY frequent recharging (like after every pass).

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